Date: Monday, 11th March 2024
Location: CIDJAP Ave Maria Eye Hospital, Ogui, Enugu

Introduction: CIDJAP Ave Maria Eye Hospital, located in Ogui, Enugu founded by Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike an International Icon, demonstrated its commitment to community health and well-being by organizing a Free Eye Check event on Monday, 11th March 2024. This initiative aimed to provide accessible eye care services to the local community and raise awareness about glaucoma and the importance of regular eye examinations.

Event Details: The Free Eye Check event commenced at 8:00am and continued throughout the day, welcoming individuals from the Enugu community to avail themselves of the comprehensive eye examination services offered by the hospital.

Comprehensive Eye Examinations: Trained ophthalmologists and optometrists conducted thorough eye examinations, including assessments of visual acuity, intraocular pressure, and ocular health.

Vision Screening: Individuals received vision screening tests to detect refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, enabling early identification and correction of vision problems.

Eye Health Education: Attendees received valuable information and guidance on maintaining optimal eye health, including tips for preventing eye diseases, proper eye care practices, and the importance of regular eye check-ups.

Distribution of Informational Materials: Informational brochures and pamphlets were distributed, containing educational resources and contact information for further inquiries or appointments at the hospital.

Community Engagement: The Free Eye Check event attracted a significant turnout from the local community, with individuals of all ages benefiting from the services provided. Community members expressed gratitude to Msgr. Obiora Ike for founding such an important hospital and for the opportunity to access quality eye care services at no cost, emphasizing the importance of initiatives like this in promoting overall health and well-being.

Impact and Outcomes: The Free Eye Check event at CIDJAP Ave Maria Eye Hospital made a meaningful impact on the Enugu community by:

  • Providing accessible and high-quality eye care services to individuals who may not have had the means to seek professional eye examinations otherwise.
  • Raising awareness about glaucoma and the importance of regular eye check-ups and early detection of eye conditions to prevent vision loss and maintain overall eye health.
  • Empowering community members with knowledge and resources to take proactive steps in caring for their eyes and preserving their vision for the future.
Conclusion: The Free Eye Check event organized by CIDJAP Ave Maria Eye Hospital exemplified its commitment to promoting eye health and serving the needs of the local community. Through comprehensive eye examinations, vision screening, and educational outreach, the hospital contributed significantly to enhancing the quality of life for individuals in Enugu by ensuring that they have access to essential eye care services.

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